Latina spent the last few days on the beautiful island of Curacao, soaking up the sun and taking in 9 incredible swimwear shows. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort hosted its first-ever International Swim Fashion Week and the impressive roster of models, designers, influencers and local celebs made this one VIP Fashion Show. Think of this as the next big Miami Swim Week — in the Caribbean.
We caught up with Colombian designer Pauleth Rincon, before she presented her Pauleth collection to talk swim trends, her favorite Colombiana celebs (Shakira, Shakira!), and how art has influenced her designs. Keep reading for the highlights!
How did you get your start in this industry?
I’m from Colombia, but I live in Miami and I've been designing since 2008. This year, I was invited to come to Santa Barbara so I brought 79 designs. Each one is one-of-a-kind because I started painting and sewing when I was 13-years-old.
So, each bikini is actually hand painted?
I love paint, and I love passion. So, one day I said why can’t I mix those two together and make on a bikini like a piece of art.
(Venezuelan model Sharon Fonseca was one of the sweetest we met at the shows! Check her out on Instagram.)
Keep reading on page 2 to see who Pauleth would love to design bikinis for >>